|The Danube region is characterized by a broad heritage of dense and diverse histories, cultures, ethnicities, religions, markets, societies and states. Culture can promote values of inclusiveness, openness, and acceptance of the other based on mutual respect. It can reinforce socioeconomic development by strengthening of regional cooperation and intercultural dialogue while ensuring sustainability and joint action.
Related at least in part to culture and heritage, tourism is making an increasingly significant contribution to growth in the region. Sustainability should overall be an important criterion in developing tourism in the region. Project-oriented cooperation should act as a catalyst for exchange and close collaboration between neighbors in the region, especially on cultural and heritage matters.
|The CODCR’s Tourism and Culture Commission will be established in order to facilitate the tourism development potential in the whole Danube region through the development of joint touristic products and promotional policy. Actions to be taken shall include: